Posted September 1, 2022
DOORWAYS, 4385 Maryland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63108


Individuals with varying expertise, yet unified in their commitment to the agency’s mission.


St. Louis – September 2022 – The members of the DOORWAYS Board of Directors have welcomed several new board members to replace dedicated participants who have concluded their terms as of this month.

§  William Benion is joining the board as a Community Volunteer. He was featured in an agency video in 2020. To view that video, go to

§  The Reverend Shug Goodlow is the Assistant Rector at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Ellisville, Missouri. She also serves as the Missioner for Racial Reconciliation and Justice for the Diocese of Missouri, is a member of the Dismantling Racism leadership team, and sits as a trustee on the Episcopal Presbyterian Health Trust. She has 28 years of experience in lay and ordained ministry. 

§  Rabbi Elizabeth B. Hersh is the Senior Rabbi at Temple Emanuel in Creve Coeur, Missouri. She also serves as the Vice-President of the St. Louis Rabbinical and Cantorial Association, as a member on the Provident Advisory Council, and as Chair for the Michael and Barbara Newmark Institute for Human Relations at the Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis (JCRC).

§  Reverend Wes Mullins is the Senior Pastor at the Metropolitan Community Church of Greater St. Louis. In 2020, he was invited to join the Department of Health Clergy Advisory Board due to his work in the field of HIV/AIDS.  He also serves as the Board Chair for Cultural Leadership, St. Louis, and has held leadership roles with the UFMCC Board of Pensions in Sarasota, Florida, for 15 years.

§  David R. Noble is the Saint Louis Market President and Director of Community Economic Development for Midland States Bank. He is a community economic development trailblazer to empower individuals and families through upward economic mobility.  Noble serves on a multitude of committees for local, regional and statewide initiatives aimed to strengthen the community.

§  Christopher Nolan is Director of Anchor Initiatives for Community Health Improvement at BJC HealthCare. BJC’s anchor initiative efforts aim to advance health equity for those most impacted by health disparities in the City of St. Louis and North St. Louis County. He speaks nationally on this topic plus LGBTQ+ health and transgender inclusion/equity in hospital settings. His honors include current appointment as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.


We would like to thank those board members who completed their terms. We are grateful for their years of dedication and commitment to DOORWAYS and our clients:

§  John Beatty, BJC Healthcare (retired)

§  Jim Hinrichs, M.D., Anthem Blue Cross, Infectious Disease Specialist

§  Eric Madkins, Regions Bank, Vice President, Community Development Manager

§  Otha Myles, M.D., Archwell Health Overland, Infectious Disease Specialist

§  Tony Potts, Wells Fargo, SVP Financial Advisor

§  Devon Wallace, community volunteer



The DOORWAYS Board of Directors not only provides governance and oversight, but each board member provides compassionate, supportive, and insightful leadership. “They are extremely valuable to our agency’s ability to meet the needs of our clients, and we are grateful for their commitment,” noted Opal M. Jones, President & CEO of DOORWAYS. “Many board members who roll-off the Board continue as a volunteer on a subcommittee, for events, or with special projects—true testament to their dedication.” 

Karen Carpentier
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